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October 1st, 2009
06:59 pm


When Hans von Hammer met Booster Gold
so Booster Gold's been being rubberbanded around time by a knife that can open holes in time.

All part of a day's work when you're a protector of time, right?

Well, so's getting rubberbanded back into places of history like World War the First... )

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12:49 pm


And now, for a change of pace, an adorable, warm-hearted Enemy Ace tale for the whole family

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September 25th, 2009
11:19 am


When LARPing goes too far...
Last issue of Enemy Ace, we met the Hunter, that great Canadian ace (eh-ce?) who flew without goggles or a cap. And if you thought that was unrealistic, well... you might wanna skip this one.

"Uh, sir? Command is okay with the medieval armor, but don't you think the ladies' undergarments are a bit much?"

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September 23rd, 2009
10:40 pm


Enemy Ace :War in Heaven
This literally fell off a shelf and hit me in the head...

The is about Hans VonHammer (The Enemy Ace) in WW2. Normally when you hear about projects like this you just want to cringe,happily this one bucks the trend :)

Read more... )

Current Music: Black mayonaise " I was Dave Bowman"
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September 21st, 2009
02:34 pm


Enemy Ace vs. the Hunter

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September 15th, 2009
04:52 pm


Trust me, folks, you owe it to yourself to click on this thumbnail.

As an alternative to Rape Week (people, people, if you do that, Fred Van Lente wins), how about War Week? It's alliterative and it gives me an excuse to post Enemy Ace.

Now, we probably all know about Sgt. Rock, the Howling Commandos, and their ilk. Enemy Ace is a different breed entirely, centering on a flying ace during WW1. The rub being that he flies for Germany.

It's rather interesting to see the approach that the creators use to get it away with this. The keypoint is that Hans von Hammer (or the Hammer of Hell, as he's known in "holy fuckballs, this guy is crazy" circles) bears no malice toward his enemies. Pilots on both sides treat each other with an almost chivalrous sense of honor, and the real enemy (as von Hammer muses at length) is the sky, which will one day claim them all. In the first Showcase volume, the only real villain (not antagonist) is Bull, a treacherous pilot in von Hammer's own squad.

Now you may think the lack of any real boo-hiss villains would limit the story, but by putting von Hammer on "the wrong side", Robert Kanigher is able to write him with a sense of moral ambiguity that it's hard to imagine him getting away with for, say, Sergeant Rock. The series toys a lot with whether von Hammer is a war hero or a sociopath, generally in (admittedly formulaic) scenes where von Hammer is whispered about behind his back, imagines his plane as an accuser, and seeks the comfort of another "killing machine," a wolf he encounters on his hunting trips.

But enough from me, who wants to see some Joe Kubert art?

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